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Alley Time - Spiteful Brewing

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-20-2013

A Chicago bike messenger's favorite part of the day, "Alley Time" is a reward for life on the streets. This beer is brewed with Pilsen Malt and a single addition of Simcoe hops. Perfect for sharing those expletive-heavy stories with a cold one in hand. Alley Time can be any time, but it can only be one place! and whether you're a corporate lemming or an interpretive dancer, find an alley and make it yours.
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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 20
Photo of MrPlayboy
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

I'm surprised this isn't rated higher. An extremely refreshing and bold pale ale. This is packed with dank, hoppy, resinous aromas. The flavor is like hop resins, rubber cement, grapefruit peel, and cannabis. The simcoe hops really shine with just a hint of malt.

Try drinking out of the can. It seems to pack more of a punch that way. Awesome job Spiteful!

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First of all, look at the name. If you poured it into a tulip you've missed the point completely. Next if you live on IPAs and love that life well then you won't like this. If you are so tired of the HOP level oneupmanship that dominates current the craft brew religious insanity then this just might be for you. Drink it from the can! After a week of drinking this well balanced bright ale, everything else will taste like it's loaded with corn syrup!

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4.6/5  rDev +16.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +16.5%

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4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Brewery: Spiteful Brewing

Location: Chicago IL

Beer Style: American Pale Ale

Sub-Style: West Coast Style

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (Outstanding)

Bittering Hop Character: Hoppy

Aromatic Hop Character: Strong

Malt Character: Medium Malt

Season(s): Year-Round |

Comments: Solid west coast style pale ale loaded with simcoe hops. Nice. Massive aromatics make for an enjoyable beer.

Food Pairing Matches: Citrus & Bitter Clean Grapefruit Mango Pine Pineappl

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip from a can.

A. A light yellow almost lemon color with medium haze and a 1/4" head.

S. As I swirl the glass a smell a slight aroma of biscuity malt followed by a more prominent citrus smell. A bit Perfumy also. Very pleasant on the nose.

T. More malty on the palate. Not very citrusy. A little Perfumy tasting.

M. Medium bodied and slightly prickly.

O. Overall I think this is a pretty good beer. Nice to look at. Aromas are great. Taste is on very nice. And the mouthfeel is just what I want from a pale ale. Nicely done spiteful.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into SP wine stem.

Appearance: Translucent light straw yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of bone white head that drops quickly to a thin cap. Spotty lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Very dank and catty nose from the hops. Citrus is also there, but it takes a back seat to the dank and catty hop notes.

Taste: Light sweetness and light bitterness that strike a really nice balance. This is much more mellow than you would expect from the nose. Light pine and tangerines with a hint of tropical fruits and melons. Biscuit and bready malt profile. Grapefruit rind in the finish and especially when you burp.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation. The carbonation is creamy, but slightly thin. You can feel the resinous hop oils which seem to make this beer have a more substantial feel with being to heavy. Really crushable APA as well.

Overall: The nose makes you think that this beer is pretty intense with all the classic simcoe dankness and catty profile present, but the flavor profile dialed down and has well defined simcoe hop flavors with being as over the top as the nose. I got to sample this beer super fresh because this beer that I am drinking was canned only 2 days prior to me consuming it. This is a great example of how tasty that a single hop simcoe APA can be.

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4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Alley Time from Spiteful Brewing
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